What is NUCCA?
The NUCCA approach to Body Balance.
Accidents and injuries throughout our lives can tear loose the connective tissue that holds our spinal joints together. In an effort to keep the head centered over the neck, the body will compensate and move into an imbalanced, stressed position. This imbalance shows up with one of the legs being longer or shorter, one hip higher or lower, one shoulder higher or lower, twisting of the body framework, muscular imbalance, abnormal movement, and over time progressive wear and tear.
NUCCA recognizes that this body position can cause stress, tension and pressure on the entire nervous system, most importantly the brain stem and spinal cord. Our body constantly shuttles millions of electrical and chemical signals back and forth from our brain to every cell of our body. Any restriction or distortion of these signals can affect body function. (Many of these messages are unconscious such as breathing, digestion, and circulation.) If this distortion is not corrected, the long term effect is degeneration of that part of the body serviced by those restricted messages, resulting in mild to severe pain, lowered resistance to illness, behavioral changes, organ dysfunction, loss of mobility in limbs, and ultimately disease.
The NUCCA chiropractor understands and works to address these alignment issues with the NUCCA spinal correction. The main objective of a NUCCA chiropractor is to restore the entire spine back to a balanced, unstressed position, re-empowering the nervous system and the body’s ability to function at its full potential. With the NUCCA spinal correction, the spinal column remains straight and balanced where the weight of the head is centered over the neck.
By utilizing a formula calculated from the patient’s x-rays, the NUCCA chiropractor will apply a slight pre-determined pressure just below the tip of the ear at the atlas vertebrae (first neck vertebrae) to gently re-position the head over the center of the neck. This NUCCA re-positioning is what restores body balance and removes brain stem compression. Immediately, muscles begin to relax, blood and oxygen circulation is increased, healing messages are transmitted from the brain to the affected area and the body’s self healing process begins. The NUCCA spinal correction requires NO FORCEFUL TWISTING, POPPING, OR CRACKING, and is barely felt by the patient.
The NUCCA Difference
- 3D composite x-rays to calculate how to best adjust and correct each patient’s individual misalignment.
- An anatometer with bilateral weight scales to measure body imbalances.
- Post-adjustment x-rays to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the correction.